“A Dark Place” Film Screening and Panel
“The online safety of women journalists goes beyond gender equality and press freedom, directly impacting the quality of our democracies and the public’s right to diverse sources of news. This simple truth unfolds in A Dark Place through first-hand experiences shared by leading women journalists targeted with online violence and experts in the fields of human rights, gender and media freedom from Serbia, Spain, the UK, Finland, the US., Turkey and Russia.” – International Press Institute
Following the screening of this film, there will be a panel discussion on recent trends of online sexism and sexual harassment, as well as testimonials from panelists.
Anya Schiffrin – lecturer and Director of Technology, Media, and Communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs
Agnès Callamard – Director of Columbia Global Freedom of Expression; UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions
Harlo Holmes – Director of Newsroom Digital Security at Freedom of the Press Foundation
Jasmine Bager – NYC-based independent journalist from Saudi Arabia; former Columbia University Campus President of the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA)
Sarah Guinee – Research fellow at the Knight First Amendment Institute; former Patti Birch Fellow for Gender and Media Freedom at the Committee to Protect Journalists